On appeals, cassations and complaints to the European Court. HRO.org reports from the latest “Strasbourg Session”

posted 3 Mar 2013, 13:28 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 3 Mar 2013, 13:28 ]
1 March 2013 

Vera Vasilieva 

Source: HRO.org 
On 1 January 2013 criminal appeals were introduced into Russian courts providing for the right for sentences handed down to be reviewed, both in terms of possible reduction and possible increase in the severity of the sentences, with no right of further appeal. On how this innovation will affect the ability of our citizens to take cases to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) was the main topic of discussion among lawyers from the Centre for International Protection at the latest roundtable meeting of the so-called Strasbourg Sessions, which took place on 28 February 2013 at the Independent Press Centre in Moscow. [Read more]